Transformers: Drift to be released in Japan

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Lucas35, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. Lucas35

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  2. kaijuguy19

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    Curious to see how he'll be received in Japan given the strong Japanese themes he has going for him.
     
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  3. Rodimus Prime

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    Probably bemusement.
     
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  4. Agamus

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    "Oh Drift-chan, you smell awesome, and not at all like feet!"
     
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  5. [Wing_Saber-X]

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  6. Lucas35

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    I think they will like it. There's a lot of Wing fanart in Japanese.
     
  7. Novaburnhilde

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    Ahhh this takes me back, remember when people got so pissy over Drift for literally no reason? I remember. I'm never gonna stop reminding idiots how they overreacted in regards to him. People were so overly cynical when he was introduced yet nowadays they embrace practically every stupid OC that IDW comes up with.
     
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  8. Mudslide

    Mudslide Eyes hurt, rolled them too hard

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    Yep. The vitriol was highly refined and weapons grade.
     
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    This mini was probably the best thing McCarthy wrote, at least within the IDWverse. And I kinda dig Wing, even though I think he should be retconned into being the actual Wingwaver Wing.
     
  10. cappeca

    cappeca wtf is this?

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    Well, they really like cliché characters, so I guess this one is gonna be a huge success.
    トランスフォーマー : ゲイリー・ストゥ
     
  11. Lucas35

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  12. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Such a beautiful cover.
     
  13. Haywired

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    It'll work for the Japanese readers.
     
  14. Hadlen_Weltall

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    Am I wrong to feel like this is slightly racist? ...Samurai Robot, cherry blossoms....



    Bad joke, I know. No offense intended.
     
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  15. Black Convoy

    Black Convoy Proudly Peruvian Transfan Moderator News Staff

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    It depends on the eye of the viewer. The artist is Japanese, so I don't think he feels offended at all.
     
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    I'm just making bad jokes, don't mind me. Though it really is interesting to see many of these 'new' characters who were created during the IDW Generation who have successfully developed their own following and traction to a wider audience.
     
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    Still need a decent transformable IDW styled Drift figure...
    Great rendition btw. Loving that Japan centric art. 
     
  18. SPLIT LIP

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    There's strong Japanese themes in Drift?

    More like surface-level weeb pandering. Nothing in Drift was particularly "Japanese" in its themes or stories beyond him looking like a Japanese mecha. It was remarkably shallow.

    I believe he's tongue-in-cheek referencing a comment made by Shane McCarthy.
     
  19. Rodimus Prime

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    Poe's Law
     
  20. Hadlen_Weltall

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    He's more like a new character in a sequel, this is more Mary Sue than Windblade, the character was there from the beginning with two swords. Whose since been included in all future projects in different universes.